Sunday, December 11, 2005

POLITICS: Shia Happens

Ex-CIA agent Larry C. Johnson is one of my favorite political analysts because he is usually so right on the money. Check out his predictions for post-election Iraq.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This dovetails almost exactly with a conversation I had at Frederick's recently with Mahmet, whom, I'm guessing, you've known for many years, as I have, from the old punk rock scene. Anyway, as you probably know, Mahmet is a Sunni Muslim from Turkey, and he pointed out that although Shi'a represent a small percentage of the world's Muslims, they all are conveniently concentrated in Iraq and Iran. He predicted that Iraq will become a mere ancillary of Iran, and their symbiotic theocracies will only get stronger, creating havoc in more democratic and secular Muslim countries such as Turkey. Then he started comparing American foreign policy to the last desperate death throes of imperial Rome.